[Mailman-Users] subject lines (feature request)

Will Yardley william+mm at hq.newdream.net
Fri Mar 15 05:36:26 CET 2002

a question... and then a feature request.

1) i haven't tested this yet, but if you remove the "Prefix for
subject line of list postings" entirely, will the list simply not
prepend one? i'm assuming this is possible, but it would be nice to
make that more clear in the documentation at least.

2) would it be possible to make a per-user setting to avoid this
prefix on a per-user basis? i know they're very helpful for some
people, but i find them annoying (and i know many others do as well).
i currently strip them off using procmail, but it's a bit tricky, and
doesn't work when people cross-post.

the main issue i see with this would be that the list would then
re-add the prefix for other subscribers, and so responses to messages
without the prefix would get lots and lots of Re: lines. currently i
do something like:

* ^Return-Path: <mailman-users-admin@
        SUBJECT=`formail -b -xSubject: \
        | sed -e 's/\[Mailman-Users\][ ]\?//g' \
              -e 's/Re: \(Re: \)*/Re: /g'`
        :0 fw
        | formail -I"Subject:$SUBJECT"

Will Yardley
input: william < @ hq . newdream . net . >

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